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One Voice

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

One Voice

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SHOP STEWARDS FROM across the trade union movement in Barbados will go into huddle next week in a show of solidarity against the ten per cent National Social Responsibility Levy.

With one voice, representatives from the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) said Thursday’s meeting would be used to seek a mandate from the shop stewards and to propose a coordinated response after having their recommendations dismissed by Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler.

“This is a concern that the labour movement is taking on behalf of the people of Barbados because our mission, our collective missions, surpasses just representing those who pay us dues,” general secretary of the BWU, Toni Moore declared.

“Our mission as a labour movement is to improve the standard of life of every single citizen of Barbados and that is what the effort that we are pursuing is intended to do,” she said.

Yesterday, NUPW president Akanni McDowall and that union’s general secretary Roslyn Smith; Moore and BSTU president Mary Redman held a joint news conference less than 12 hours before the increased NSRL came into effect today. The NSRL moves from two per cent to ten per cent. (HE)


Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.